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80s Party Supplies will give any venue the gnarly look of the
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The key to pulling off a coordinated
event: Evoke your theme throughout the affair, it should be the subtle thread that ties
everything together. Your location, invitations, flowers, menu,
cake, and favors should all cleverly reflect one common concept.
Then, get as creative as you can!
Life is about laughing, so what could be more outrageous than throwing an '80s party, dressing up strange, and talking like an extra from "16 candles."
The greatest dance songs, the parties of your life occurred in the 80's.
From "Gloria" to "Shake Your Grove Thing", "We
Are Family" to "YMCA", sing along and have a party
with an 80's theme.
You'll have to decide in the beginning how you want your party to feel. Because your party can either have a early '80s clubs-scene, "Miami Vice" drug dealer feel, or a new-waver teen pop culture feel, either way people can dress like Don Johnson, Cyndi Lauper, Duran Duran, Boy George, Madonna, & etc. Just make sure you specify in your Invitations what you would like to
see," You're, like, totally invited". The larger the party, focus more on the atmospheric and social aspects with great food, drinks, & a live band or DJ. Mix-music and dancing. If your party has fewer than 30 guests, focus more on recorded music.
in mind that your
are the key to opening up your guests '80s
trunk. They should laugh when they see your invitation, they
should immediately be thinking about what they're going to wear,
and how they can come prepared to reminisce about '80s pop culture. Be
sure to date your invite with the actual month, and the year which you
want to remember most, such as 1984 (you may want to specify the
importance of that year).
could also do something creative, like a Back
To The Future invite. It could say something like; Hey
McFly, did things turn out the way you thought they would Twenty years
ago? What Happened? If you want to find out, jump into your DeLorean
meet up with us for a party on Saturday, August 8th 1985. Be sure
to dress in only 80's clothes, anything else could create a paradox,
which could result in a chain reaction that could unravel the space-time
continuum and destroy the entire universe!!
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invite has - date, time, place, and RSVP.Use these 80's
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to create a stupendous Eighties party!
provide a very large surface area, cover them with black
floor length satin table cloths with colorful satin overlays in shades of hot pink, orange.
kiwi green, and
purple. Add a mirror base with a cylinder vase filled with
oversized jacks and a floating candle. A feather boa wrapped
around the vase adds the finishing touch. Black
satin chair covers for a dramatic effect.
you own any vinyl record albums you can display the jackets around
the party location on tables etc. Hang records and disco ball
decorations on the walls.
could also display one or several monitors playing an '80s
film just for a background flair. Try to avoid
placing it where people will camp and watch a film instead of
participating in activities.
|Set up a candy bar with
clear glass vases filled with your favorite 80's candy. Wrap
feather boas around the vases.
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Awesome 80s Party Music
could request in the invitations for guests whom are computer savvy, to
compile CDs of their favorite '80s music to bring along, pop them in
play them random, and you're set.
are also really good streaming radio
stations on the internet with no commercials (don't
play FM radio for your party), and it is really easy to connect your
computer's audio-out to your home stereo. if your stereo
system or receiver has RCA aux. input all you need is a cord with
mini-jack to RCA conversion. you can get that sort of thing at most
Mirrored Disco Balls can hang from the ceiling and some can sit on
matching mirror bases. Set the lights and watch them reflect around the
room! They are sure to get the party started! Use as centerpieces or as
a hanging decoration!
Anything fluorescent or
glow-in-the-dark is great..
Light Party. When there is black light in the room
certain items have the ability to glow with its reflection. It adds
another dimension to the scene.
bands and DJs
you want your party to be better than the Jones', hire a vinyl mixing
DJ, (no "i play cd's" rip off dj's ) or book an '80s
band, depending on your choice of music. I would recommend having both
so that you can please the masses. Plus the DJ can play while the band
is setting up or breaking down. I would prefer the band in the earlier
hours of my party to kick things off while you're eating and
socializing, or even doing certain activities. Then I would want the D.
J. to mix vinyl so you could dance into the night. P.S. karaoke
you're going for pop culture, you could serve a bunch of junk food.
Although, if you're going for the classier adult feel, just pick your
menu and name your food after '80s pop culture movies or celebrities.
Snack foods from the 80's
Cheese Filled Hotdogs
Magic Shell Ice Cream Coating
Raspberry and Strawberry Fig Newton's
Jelly Belly Jelly beans!
Jell-O Pudding Pops
Space Food Sticks
a cake that looks like a Rubik's Cube. Use 8 inch square pans and bake 3
layers. Frost the sides white and the top red or blue. Use black string licorice
to divide the cubes.
Always have a selection of Nonalcoholic drinks on hand: Pop, Colas,
Find a great punch recipe and label it "Rave Punch".
champagne, Wine Coolers, & etc.
If you are from the class of 198X you
are probably too old to do a keg stand, although
if you think you have good health insurance, just
remember, Teamwork. There is no I in DRUNK.
It Policy. Set a non admittance policy such as; Women will not be
admitted unless wearing ____ or hair is ____ . Men will not be admitted
unless wearing ____ or ____.
What is Black Light?
When there is black light in the room
certain items have the ability to glow with its reflection. It adds
another dimension to the scene. Glow products glow brighter in black
light. In this section you will find items known to glow in black light.
Some favorites might include: Neon
gangster hats, funky
fur hats, neon
wrist streamers, boas,
spike necklaces or bracelets, rave
light rings, glow
necklaces & lightropes.
Rubiks Cube Challenge
Mix up the Rubik's
cube and put it back together again. Great favor for any age too. Award
a prize (magic cube) at the end of the night.
clips from your favorite 80's
film. Play the clip muted and see who can recite the line
from the dialogue word for word. Some clips can be really challenging,
remember the doorbell from Ferris' house? Make sure you have the line
written out ahead to test your contestants against, even if you think
you know it hands down.
TV guessing game
can buy CD compilations of '80s TV themes, or search for
downloadable or archive playable versions on the Web, they don't even
have to be original recordings, a lot of bands do covers of TV themes,
and this would even make the game more challenging. Split your party
into groups. Have a group captain selected to answer on behalf of
each group. Sound "buzzers" can be confusing. Use some kind of
lamp or light for a "buzzer", it's a lot easier to see who's
light is on first than it is to determine who makes a sound first. Play
each TV theme in increments of one to three notes. Penalize teams
who answer incorrectly. Reward teams who guess the correct name of
the show, say 10 points. Then that team also is given a chance to
sing the first verse and chorus of the correct lyrics to the TV theme
(if it has any) with say two minutes to prepare. You may decide to
provide scratch paper for this or none. Give them a 100 point bonus or
from the crypt
scarecrow and mrs king
Music ace game
music ace game should be played similar to the TV themes game.
Although, instead of just playing the
I would play a short clip in fast forward or slow motion. Only award
points for the correct title and artist. You could reward a bonus
to the team that answers correctly, if they can sing the last verse and
chorus correctly with two minutes to prepare.
into two teams. Guys against girls is always fun. if it's an office
party, I think teams like architects vs. engineers are fun. Maybe
smokers vs. nonsmokers. I played a game once where one person from
each team had to exchange rhyming phrases (that made sense) in response
to what the other person had said. Flip a coin and decide which
team goes first. Decide on a certain criteria, and tell both teams
what they're objective is. For example; you must use five slang
terms per response, dude, totally, like, bitchin, radical, etc... The
spokesperson who wins the coin toss starts by saying something like;
"Dude, I just went to this totally like bitchin new store, it was
radical." The other teams spokesperson would have to respond
likewise; "Dude was it at that totally like new radical mall with a
bitchin pretzel shop? The first team to screw up has to switch
spokespersons, and the other team scores points. Make it a sweet
prize, and you'll get some seriously feisty Valley girl surfer
arguments. It could be really entertaining if it turned into a Valley
is pretty self-explanatory there are 80's trivia games out there. If you're group is too large to
play the board game version, then simply hand-pick some of your favorite
questions out of the box and ask those, in a jeopardy format.
may be downloadable versions of karaoke songs out there. Of course
Karaoke R & B Hits From the 80s and 90s and
Top Tunes Karaoke CDG 80's Pack TT-80s PK
. These would be the
cheapest ways to go, but it can be a lot of work finding printable lyrics.
Of course you can also buy some pretty cool CD
with monitor displays for fairly inexpensive
prices, although the CDs are expensive. If you know that your
friends are into it, hiring a karaoke DJ is well worth the money.
They want you to hire them again, and they will do their best to make
sure that you and your guests are having a blast!! Do it for fun,
Or do for prizes!!! Either way karaoke rocks!!!!
people who won't karaoke will lip sync and act totally crazy, all you've
got to have is a good archive list of music
or a DJ.
cooler dance moves
your guests are dancers and remember all the moves they could dooo it
alllll niggggghhht long! Do it for fun, and do it for prizes!!!!